University of Washington School of Dentistry

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Description of Program

The University of Washington International Dentist DDS Program offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Successful completion of a pre-clinical qualification course and the advanced standing placement DDS program will allow graduates to take state or region board examinations to be eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States.

Contact Information

Memory Brock
University of Washington
School of Dentistry
Office of Education Partnerships and Diversity
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
Telephone: 206-685-7309
Fax: 206-616-2612

Program Details

Length of Program: 26 months
Program Deadline: July 5, 2015
Start Date: March 2016
Class Size: 5
Degree Awarded: D.D.S.

Requirements to apply to program

English Language Proficiency

  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL
  • Accept Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) scores only
    • Suggested minimum TOEFL IBT score is 92 or above

National Board Dental Examination Requirements

  • Program requires passage of Part I and Part II NBDE to be considered for admission.
  • Submit official National Board Dental Examination scores to program directly to the site (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting CAAPID application.

Letter of Evaluation

  • Program requests three Letters of Evaluation; one letter must be current and dated within the past 12 months.
  • Program prefers one Letter of Evaluation to come from the dean of dental school from which applicant graduated.
  • Letters of evaluation must be written in English, or translated by a bonafied U.S. translator if the letter(s) are written a language other than English.
  • Letters should address the following questions:  1. How long have you known the applicant, 2. In what capacity do you know the applicant, 3. Your assessment of the applicants academic, professional and personal attributes.

Transcripts and Evaluations

  • Applicant must submit to ADEA CAAPID a detailed course-by-course evaluation by ECE or WES.
  • If admitted, program will require official transcripts to be sent directly to program (not to ADEA CAAPID).

Application Fee

Following submission of ADEA CAAPID application, the applicant must send a $150.00 non-refundable application fee, in the form of a Money Order or Cashier’s check made payable to UWIDDS. (No personal checks will be accepted.) 

Other Documents That Should Be Sent Directly to Program (not to ADEA CAAPID)

  • Send two 2X2 passport sized photographs to program (not to ADEA CAAPID) after submitting ADEA CAAPID application.

All documents sent directly to the school must contain the applicants CAAPID number for cross referencing.